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Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Chris Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

Movie Night

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until December 29, 2014
Every Monday night is movie night at Red Restaurant and Bar. Visit their event page  for each week’s film!

Downtown Tuesday

July 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout the Downtown. Make sure to wear your I <3 Downtown Button on Tuesdays for a chance to win $100 in Downtown Dollars

Regal Summer Movie Express – 2 Movies $1

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Tuesday and Wednesday
This summer the Regal Santa Cruz 9 is offering great family movies at an unbeatable price. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00am see TWO movies for $1. Amazing! Sponsored by Atlantis Fantasyworld, and benefiting the Will Rogers Institute July 1 & 2       Arthur Christmas and Despicable Me 2 July 8 & 9      The Lego Movie and Free Birds July 15 & 16   TinTin and Rise of the Guardians July 22 & 23  Kung Fu Panda 2 and Madagascar 3 July…

Board Game Night

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Every Tuesday is Board Game Night at Mythic Games. Located at Mythic Games 149 South River Street in the Galleria. Call 831-600-7451 for details

Comedy Night at RED

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night in Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Preschool Storytime

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until August 27, 2014
Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or preschool age children (with parental supervision) to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! We hope you’ll join us in our Children’s Books section, Wednesday mornings at 10:00

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

Cabrillo Festival: In the Works

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
“In a rare but worthwhile partnership…promising conductors were selected from a pool of international applicants to lead the Cabrillo Festival orchestra in three short works by emerging composers.” —Epoch Times FREE Orchestra Concert You’ll find yourself at the very center of contemporary music-making with a special concert featuring new works by three young composers—Emily Cooley, Patrick Harlin, and Eric Nathan—conducted by emerging conductors. All are studying in the prestigious Conductors/Composers Workshop. Don’t miss the excitement when the creative sparks fly!…

Open Mic – At the Reef

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Drink specials and great food from Pono’s. All ages,

Let’s Talk About the Movies – “Venus in Fur”

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until December 24, 2014
This informal movie discussion group meets at the Del Mar mezzanine in downtown Santa Cruz. Movie junkies are invited to join in on Wednesday nights to pursue the elusive and ineffable meanings of cinema. Discussion begins at 7 pm and admission is free. For more information visit the Google group here. Wednesday, July 23rd, we’ll be discussing “Venus in Fur” directed by Roman Polanski. Plot outline: An actress attempts to convince a director how she’s perfect for a role in…

Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cabrillo Festival of Contempoaray Music celebrates Bela Fleck’s remarkable recording career with a one night only screening of this documentary. Following the film will be a special Q&A appearance by Bela Fleck. ‘Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto’ follows banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Béla is commissioned to compose a major banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind for banjo…

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Swing Dancing

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until December 25, 2014
Enjoy cocktails and dancing on Thursday nights in the swanky Speakeasy Lounge @ Motiv in downtown Santa Cruz! Progressive Swing dance lessons from 6-7pm, followed by DJ Topher’s fun mix of swinging jazz, sexy blues, and classic soul. No cover (by donation).

Jacqueline Winspear, The Care and Management of Lies

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Care and Management of Lies is Jacqueline Winspear’s first stand-alone novel, a departure from her bestselling Maisie Dobbs mystery series, set during the opening months of the Great War. The story chronicles the lives of Tom and Kezia Atterbury, married in June of 1914, and still newlyweds when war is declared in August. Tom enlists for service, among the thousands of men drawn to serve their country. Kezia is left at home, to look after the farm Tom inherited…

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

July 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Almost Famous – Flashback Feature

July 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Every Thursday see a favorite Flashback Feature at the Regal Santa Cruz 9 for only $5.   Sponsored by Atlantis Fantasyworld, Old School Shoes

Free First Friday

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music with Hod Band 6:30-9 and an art activity for all ages in the classroom. 5:30PM Join us in the auditorium as community members including Silvia Austerlic and Wei Wei, share personal and historic stories about immigrating to Santa Cruz County. 6:30 PM-8PM Come explore your own cultural identity in drawing and writing with Silvia Austerlic. This will be followed by an…

First Friday August

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This month’s First Friday Art Walk Downtown is on the 4th of July! Celebrate freedom through art! Details HERE.

Cabrillo Festival: Play

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Festival season kicks off with works by Dylan Mattingly, Béla Fleck and Andrew Norman and Opening Night promises the thrill of all three composers in the house! The world premiere of Dylan Mattingly’s Sky Madrigal invites audiences to experience the work of an exceptional young composer whose music has been celebrated as “an audacious blend of post-minimalism, traditional modernism, rock, jazz and more.” (San Francisco Chronicle) Sky Madrigal is, in Mattingly’s words, “a piece about perfection.” Narratively it tells…

Church Street Fair

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every day until August 3, 2014
Cabrillo Festival’s Church Street Fair!   Celebrating its 23rd year, this two-day festival offers an inspiring reflection of the arts in Santa Cruz. The weekend bursts with non-stop world and ethnic music and dance on the outdoor Church Street Stage, and dozens of premier artists and craftspeople along with local Santa Cruz wines are all up and down Church Street. Be a part of this free community event celebrating the spirit of Santa Cruz. The Church Street Fair is a collaboration…

Where’s Waldo Grand Finale Party

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All during the month of July, Waldo will be hiding out in twenty-five downtown businesses—including Bookshop Santa Cruz! (Learn more here.) On Saturday afternoon, August 2nd, at 2:00 we will celebrate Waldo and the completion of the month-long search with a Grand Finale Party. Join us for a Waldo costume contest, fun games and activities, and a raffle for great prizes (winners will be drawn from passports stamped by at least 20 businesses). There will even be a visit from…

Cabrillo Festival: Hope

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Maestra Marin Alsop leads the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in West Coast premieres by TJ Cole and Mark-Anthony Turnage as well as a concerto by Jennifer Higdon featuring special guest artists Time for Three. All three composers join us for the occasion! The young composer TJ Cole, who is currently studying at the Curtis Institute of Music, wrote Megalopolis during her first year living in Philadelphia, in reaction to the hustle and bustle of urban life. “At first, city life can…

Cabrillo Festival: Free Family Concert

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Festival’s wildly popular Free Family Concert introduces kids to the wonderful world of orchestral music. It begins with a Tour of the Orchestra where kids can make an up-close and personal connection to the different instruments and players. This year we’ll feature a world premiere Festival Commission composed and narrated by Jonathan Sheffer. The Conference of the Birds was inspired by a Persian folk tale about a flock of birds on a spiritual journey, and explores the orchestra’s ability…

Cabrillo Festival: In the Blue Room

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The category-shattering trio Time for Three - Zachary De Pue, violin; Nicolas Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass–defies traditional classification. This dynamic group of classically trained string musicians performs music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of the Beatles, Katy Perry and Kanye West; performing everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. Their hit YouTube anti-bullying video Stronger, featured on CNN and the Huffington Post, has inspired and empowered…

Across the Universe – Flashback Feature

August 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Every Thursday see a favorite Flashback Feature at the Regal Santa Cruz 9 for only $5.   Sponsored by Atlantis Fantasyworld, Old School Shoes

San Francisco Mime Troupe

August 9 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every day until August 10, 2014
Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Evictions, Google Glass wearing nouveau riche,The War on the Poor. What is The City coming to? The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) opens its 55th season with RIPPLE EFFECT,a musical comedic tale of intersecting lives and cultures that reflect the familiar neighborhood tensions that are polarizing San Franciscans today.

Cabrillo Festival: Student Staff Ensemble

August 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
FREE Concert Cabrillo Festival’s Student Staff Program is dedicated to music education for young adults of all musical backgrounds and levels. This program is designed for the student who wants to have a profound musical experience: interaction with fabulous musicians, amazing composers, and the cutting-edge music for which the Cabrillo Festival is known. The Student Staff Ensemble Concert features original works composed and performed by 16-24 year old members of the Festival’s Student Staff program. Always an inspiring experience, for…
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